Safety First

By: Lyle Karasiuk

Be the first to care

August 9, 2012 - 2:32pm

This week the media has reported to us terrible tragedy across our province where people have lost their lives due to motor vehicle collisions. These instances were reported to emergency responders first by a bystander, someone who was the first on the scene of the horrific crash. You might be the first upon a motor vehicle collision; would you know what to do?

One of those summers

July 26, 2012 - 3:55pm

It’s been a wonderful summer so far. Hot humid weather, tornados, power outages, rain, wind and falling trees all have factored into our July somewhere in Prince Albert region. Thankfully there have been few serious emergencies and most of us have coped well with the hot humid weather. Summer is not over as the calendar turns to August. Remember these summer time actions: drink plenty of water, stay cool, wear and reapply sun screen often.

Summer Sizzles

July 12, 2012 - 8:40am

While much of Saskatchewan continues to sizzle with the summer heat, a lot of residents are finding the heat a bit too much to bear. Those most vulnerable to heat related emergencies are the very young, our seniors or those not caring for themselves such homeless people. During these hot hot days we need to all spend more time in cool places. Such cool places might be window shopping at the local mall. Grab a book and doing some reading at the library. If you have air conditioning at home merely staying indoors.

What were you doing during the Blackout?

June 28, 2012 - 1:15pm

I cannot remember in all my years of living in Prince Albert that we, as citizens, were without power for as long as we were these past few days. So how did you manage during the big blackout of 2012?

We are thankful that we had access to good clean water and civic systems that support our everyday needs. But I am sure all of us take for granted the power that runs our everyday lives. But how many suffered black berry withdrawal or missed our daily Tim’s fix?

Getting ready to celebrate Dad

June 14, 2012 - 9:15am

Father’s Day is this weekend and countless fathers will receive everything from golf clubs to ties or power tools to maybe a relaxing day at home. As we celebrate dad’s everywhere, don’t throw away the carton from any items without first reading the instructions. Got a new drill, saw or other item for the home handy man, read the instructions. Sure we are men! Men can put anything to use without the instructions. So why did the manufacturer put them in the box? Oh that’s right directions are for your wife to read while you’re sitting in the hospital waiting room waiting for stiches.

Be ready and safe for summer

May 17, 2012 - 7:28am Updated: May 17, 2012 - 8:19am

The long weekend is but a few short days away. The kick off to a summer of fun at many lakes, beaches, trails and holiday spots in Prince Albert and area.

While those with a cottage might make their first trip north this May long weekend, others have already anxiously awaited the ice to disappear. While it likely won’t be too warm for swimming many will take to the water fishing or other water activities.

Buyer Beware

May 1, 2012 - 10:20am

Spring signals the return to outdoor activities but also the return to garage sales. Everyone has a bunch of stuff that they would rather sell than trash. Setting of a garage sale is easy but as a consumer remember it’s buyer beware. The items might look great and be the right price, but there is no warranty from the seller. Most of the items will come with no instruction manual. So if something does stop working then I guess you are only out the $25 or $50 you paid for the item but have you considered your own personal safety or your families safety if the product fails?

Fighting the sniffles with the changing seasons

April 18, 2012 - 9:53am

Yikes, winter won’t give up and the constant changing weather has got everyone sneezing, coughing and blowing their nose.

A cold often starts with feeling tired, sneezing, coughing and a runny nose. You may not have a fever or you may run a low fever - just a degree or two higher than usual.

You may also have muscle aches, a scratchy or sore throat, watery eyes and a headache. As the cold worsens, your nasal mucus may turn from thin and watery to yellow and thick. Your symptoms may vary with each cold.